April 22nd, 2006

Scorpion

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"In the view of President Bush's hawkish advisers, China represents the United States's most important and dangerous geopolitical rival in the years to come. In the view of democracy and human rights activists, China represents the most blatant challenge to Bush's ostensible passion for freedom across the globe. But what seemed to matter the most to Bush as he hosted President Hu Jintao at the White House yesterday was that the 1.3 billion Chinese represent a lot of customers. Once a businessman, always a businessman. And in fact, Bush's positions on many controversial issues - immigration, Social Security, China, gas prices, Iraq reconstruction - are often most predictably in line with big-business interests."
-the dramatic return of Dan Froomkin

Fill up now: gas shortages possible on the East Coast.

As metal prices increase, a penny is now worth more than, uh, a penny.

"Few grownups talk the way George W. Bush does." -Dick Meyer

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Dealing with the catacombs left below the city.

This weekend's surprise comeback for... Captain Planet.

Ten big summer movies to look forward to.